Journal article

Effectiveness of vaccination with recombinant HpaA from Helicobacter pylori is influenced by host genetic background

Philip Sutton, Christopher Doidge, Gideon Pinczower, John Wilson, Stacey Harbour, Agnieszka Swierczak, Adrian Lee

FEMS IMMUNOLOGY AND MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

Several studies have explored the production and immunogenicity of HpaA as a potential protective antigen against Helicobacter pylori but little is known regarding its protective capabilities. We therefore evaluated the protective efficacy of recombinant HpaA (rHpaA) as a candidate vaccine antigen against H. pylori. To explore the impact of genetic diversity, inbred and outbred mice were prophylactically and therapeutically immunized with rHpaA adjuvanted with cholera toxin (CT). Prophylactic immunization induced a reduction in bacterial colonization in BALB/c and QS mice, but was ineffective in C57BL/6 mice, despite induction of antigen-specific antibodies. By contrast, therapeutic immuniza..

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